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Davaoeño language

Davaoeño (dialect)
Native toPhilippines
RegionDavao Region, Mindanao
Native speakers
(150,000 cited 1990 census)[1]
    • Davaoeño (Davao City dialect);
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Davaoeño (Dabawenyo) is a dialect of the Cebuano language spoken by the Davaoeño people in the Davao Region of Mindanao, in the Philippines. Originally, the term had been referred to the native and indigenous people who spoke separate different languages that were collectively known as "Davaoeño".

Davaoeño refers to the name of the dialect of the Cebuano Language spoken in Davao City and the surrounding areas. The name "Davaoeño" had originated from the original inhabitants of the Davao region as a demonym, and had since then been referred to the people collectively for the immigrants, migrants, inhabitants, native, and indigenous people living in the Davao Region today.

Davaoeño can also refer to the extinct dialect of the Chavacano Language that was once spoken in Davao. Chavacano Davaoeño, meaning "The Chavacano dialect of Davao".


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